The Andersons moved to Frisco in 1955 and quickly became involved in making it a better place. . . especially for its youth.
Allen led a group of Frisco city leaders in establishing the Frisco Community Youth Center, devoting many hours of work and substantial monetary support in bringing the project to fruition. The project included the acquisition of the 5 acres of land, along with the development of the swimming pool, the tennis courts, the baseball diamond and the Youth Center, which is now home to the Frisco Community Theater. Since its establishment in 1957, it is estimated that the Youth Center and its activities have touched the lives of nearly every child and adult residing in the area and continues to be a center of activity today.
Both Naoma and M. Allen had a great interest in and love of education. He began his insurance career at the age of 19, forming a major life insurance company in the 1930's in Phoenix, Arizona. He later became Agency Vice President of Republic National Life and then Regional Director of American National Insurance Company of Galveston. He founded the Institute of Insurance Marketing at Southern Methodist University in 1950, serving as its chair for many years. Naoma Hoopes Anderson graduated from the University of Arizona and was active in Kappa Kappa Gamma.
In addition to their major contributions to the Youth Center over the years, they were breeders of Santa Gertrudis cattle, strong supporters of the Future Farmers of America and were instrumental in helping many children through the program.